Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sharath gives Olympic Champ a fright

Sharath Kamal gave 2004 Olympic champion, Ryu Seung Min by extending him to the full 7 game distance before losing out narrowly 3-11,9-11,11-1,11-7,9-11,12-10, and 8-11 at the annual Pro Tour Grand Table Tennis finals.


Meanwhile, seeds continued to tumble. Top seed Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus lost to Jun Mizutani of Japan 2-4 in the semi-finals. The second seed, Ovtcharov had already lost in the very first round to Bastian Steger. Steger, continued his spectacular run and is playing Jun Mizutani in the finals. At the moment of writing this article, Jun is leading 2-1 in games.
(Update: Jun won the Grand finals beating Steger of Germany in the finals.)